Prince Philip's Cause of Death Is Reportedly Listed as 'Old Age'

The Duke of Edinburgh's cause of death has been officially determined, according to The Telegraph.

Prince Philip's cause of death has been determined, according to The Daily Telegraph. The Duke of Edinburgh's official death certificate reportedly lists the cause as "old age."

Philip died on April 9 at his home in Windsor Castle at age 99, and according to a statement released by the palace, he "passed away peacefully" in the morning.

The Telegraph reports that Philip's death certificate was certified by Sir Huw Thomas, Head of the Medical Household and Physician to the Queen.

The determination of "old age" is reportedly an accepted cause of death in England for people over the age of 80 who have also received medical care from the same physician over a long period of time, with no other significant factors leading to their demise.

According to the Telegraph, it indicates that there was no specifically identifiable cause.

Philip's death came after several health scares in recent years. Most recently, he was hospitalized in February and taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London. In a statement, Buckingham Palace noted that it was "a precautionary measure" on the advice of his doctor after not feeling well.

He was later transferred from King Edward VII's Hospital to another London facility, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, with the palace noting that he was continuing to be treated for an infection in addition to undergoing testing and a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition. He left the hospital in March after a 28-day stay.

Prince Phillip officially retired from public duties in 2018. Ongoing struggles with his health forced him to cancel multiple public appearances including the Royal Maundy Service at St. George’s Chapel in 2018, which he pulled out of after experiencing trouble with his hip. He also skipped an Easter Sunday services at the chapel, although the Queen, Prince William and Kate Middleton were in attendance. Prince Phillip underwent hip surgery in April 2018.



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